Logan Owen and Kyle Trudeau have joined Floyd’s of Leadville Racing to amp up the team’s six-rider roster as a “PrivaTeam” programme for 2023. Returning as the leader of the US-based squad is 61-year-old David ‘Tinker’ Juarez, one of the country’s best-ever BMX and MTB riders.
The Floyd’s of Leadville Racing team completed their first season in 2022 with riders competing across a diverse schedule of off-road events. Juarez earned a silver medal at the 2022 UCI Masters Mountain Bike World Championships in Argentina in cross-country, in which he has won three masters world titles.
On the US gravel scene, Owen and Trudeau are both part of this season’s Life Time Grand Prix series for pro men. Owen, a former WorldTour pro with EF Education-EasyPost, finished 17th overall in the series last year, his top results a top 10 at Chequamegon MTB Festival. Trudeau will compete in the seven-race off-road circuit for the first time but has already excelled at the mountain bike opener at Sea Otter Classic with a seventh-place finish at Fuego XC last year.
Cody Cupp is an experienced rider who returns, taking fourth in cross-country at the US Marathon Mountain Bike Nationals and on gravel finishing 10th at both Gravel Worlds in Nebraska and Belgian Waffle Ride Utah. Andrew Blackstock and Ryan Johnson complete the roster.
Ryan Jastrab and Andrew Giniant among new riders with ButcherBox Cycling
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“We’re focused on continued success competing against other top teams at the biggest criteriums in the country” said Dino Piskopanis, director of ButcherBox Cycling. He noted that the programme is one of the few US programmes to provide equal funding for men’s and women’s teams.
The team was largely revamped on the men’s side with six new riders. Ryan Jastrab, 23, joins from Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling, where last year he earned the bronze medal in the U23 criterium championship at the US Amateur Road Nationals. Veteran talent was added with Andrew Giniat, who raced four seasons with CS Velo.
Four other new riders are Cesar Serna, Doug Frenchak, Dusan Kalaba and Evan McQuirk. Returning to the men’s road team is Sam Rosenholtz, Eddy Huntsman, Eduardo Cruz and Cameron Beard.
Last year the women’s squad secured second overall in the team competition of the American…
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